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Lips Of Faith - Le Terroir - New Belgium Brewing

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1,776 Ratings
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Ratings: 1,776
Reviews: 414
rAvg: 4.3
pDev: 10%
Wants: 438
Gots: 280 | FT: 27
Brewed by:
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Colorado, United States

Style | ABV
American Wild Ale |  7.50% ABV

Availability: Rotating

Notes/Commercial Description:
A sour beer barrel-aged for two years and then dry-hopped with Amarillo and Cascade hops for 8 days.

(Beer added by: BeerAdvocate on 10-23-2005)
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Photo of MagicJeff
4.55/5  rDev +5.8%
look: 4.25 | smell: 4.25 | taste: 4.75 | feel: 4.5 | overall: 4.5

A: Murky, lighter old gold color. Nice white head and lacing.

Smell: Peaches and mangos. Great tropical fruit notes.

Taste: Initial tropical fruits, particularly mango. Fruity taste is similar to the nose. Tart, sour pineapple on back end but not too acidic, which makes this very, very drinkable. Kind of a grassy slightly lemony aftertaste.

Mouthfeel: Medium bodied; doesn't leave too sour of an aftertaste which is a plus in my book--it's pleasantly sour if that makes sense.

Overall: I love the mango and peach smell/taste and how it works so well with the sourness. Definitely seek this one out, I love it.

MagicJeff, Sep 28, 2013
Photo of Immortale25
4.75/5  rDev +10.5%

Immortale25, Sep 27, 2013
Photo of ldhughes3
4.25/5  rDev -1.2%

ldhughes3, Sep 27, 2013
Photo of HeadyTheElder
4.5/5  rDev +4.7%

HeadyTheElder, Sep 27, 2013
Photo of phishbfm
4.5/5  rDev +4.7%

phishbfm, Sep 27, 2013
Photo of rangerred
4.38/5  rDev +1.9%
look: 3.5 | smell: 4.5 | taste: 4.5 | feel: 4.25 | overall: 4.25

Poured into a tulip out of a 22oz bomber.

Pours a hazyy light brown with just a tiny white head that quickly fades away. really no lacing either.

The smell more than makes up for the lackluster appearance. Loaded with juicy peaches and cherries along with a healthy dose of funk. Some dankness there along with a touch of wood, mango and pineapple. Really nice.
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Tartness and funk up front in the taste. This along with a flavor of wood and peaches. Cherry quickly follows along with mango and other tropical fruit. The dry-hopping is quite evident here. Some musty grapes and stone. Mouthfeel is tart and puckering finishing with just the slightest bit of stickyness.

Overall, an excellent beer from New Belgium. I love sours and the dry hopping just adds that added bit of complexity making this beer very interesting. Definitely one to pick up.

rangerred, Sep 27, 2013
Photo of SourAddict
5/5  rDev +16.3%

SourAddict, Sep 26, 2013
Photo of MikeMilanoDesign
4.64/5  rDev +7.9%
look: 4 | smell: 4.25 | taste: 4.75 | feel: 4.5 | overall: 5

appearance: copper in color. very light and thin in body, clean white head

smell: very light scent of sourness. light notes of peaches and very light notes of hops

taste: nice sour tartness up front that transitions into hints of mango, flavor grenades, and other tropical fruit (star fruit), towards the back the dry hoping comes apparent. the citrus flavors of the amarillo hops and a bit of spice

overall another slam dunk from New Belgium

MikeMilanoDesign, Sep 26, 2013
Photo of Adrian-Mociran
4.89/5  rDev +13.7%
look: 4.75 | smell: 4.75 | taste: 5 | feel: 5 | overall: 4.75

Perfect carbonation, super yummy, can't get enough. The best sour I've ever had!

Poured out of a 22 oz. bomber into a 20 oz. goblet, drank the rest out of the bottle and it was awesome. I will definitely buy this one over and over again while supplies last.

Adrian-Mociran, Sep 26, 2013
Photo of sacrelicio
4.5/5  rDev +4.7%

sacrelicio, Sep 25, 2013
Photo of quine
4.5/5  rDev +4.7%

quine, Sep 25, 2013
Photo of iL0VEbeer
4.5/5  rDev +4.7%

iL0VEbeer, Sep 25, 2013
Photo of Bsetz
4.5/5  rDev +4.7%

Bsetz, Sep 24, 2013
Photo of Humulus85
4.73/5  rDev +10%
look: 4.75 | smell: 4.75 | taste: 4.75 | feel: 4.5 | overall: 4.75

Was excited to see this on the shelf, been wanting to try it for a while. 2013 batch into my tasting snifter.

Pours a hazy golden with a nice two finger white head. Solid retention for the style, leaves a bit of lacing.

Weird but appealing blend of the classic juicy Amarillo hops and sour funk. Mangos and papaya blend with sour cherry and apple, grassy funk, lactic soreness. Not a lot of malt.

Wow that is good. Juicy Amarillo and lactic tartness battle it out at the front of the tounge and continue through the middle. Sour cherries and green apple, mango and peach, some grass. More lactic than acetic which i like. Maybe some wood. The sourness edges the hops near the back and you get a nice hit of classic gueze lactic funkiness. Not super sour, but just enough to,keep you coming back for more. Finishes nice and dry, with some lingering hop oils in the aftertaste. No alcohol.

Light to medium in body, feel of an oude bruin. Dry, moderate carbonation. Exceedingly drinkable like a good sour should be. Stronger than some, but no alcohol felt.

My expectations were actually exceeded with one, hasn't happened for a while. I thought it might be a muddled mess with the Amarillo and lactic sourness, but it was far from it. The two flavor profile intermingled and complimented each other. We
need to see more of these dry hopped sours. This was one of the best beers I've had this year. Highly recommended to every sour fan, and an IPA lover looking to try a sour without getting to extreme.

Humulus85, Sep 24, 2013
Photo of justwork
4/5  rDev -7%

justwork, Sep 23, 2013
Photo of JMUbrewz
4.5/5  rDev +4.7%

JMUbrewz, Sep 22, 2013
Photo of Eric908
4.5/5  rDev +4.7%

Eric908, Sep 21, 2013
Photo of CCutch
4/5  rDev -7%

CCutch, Sep 21, 2013
Photo of random846
4.5/5  rDev +4.7%

random846, Sep 20, 2013
Photo of mychalg9
4/5  rDev -7%

mychalg9, Sep 20, 2013
Photo of drewone
4/5  rDev -7%

drewone, Sep 20, 2013
Photo of stealth
4.75/5  rDev +10.5%

stealth, Sep 20, 2013
Photo of moonknight31
4.25/5  rDev -1.2%

moonknight31, Sep 17, 2013
Photo of C_Roetting
3.5/5  rDev -18.6%

C_Roetting, Sep 16, 2013
Photo of akang
4.25/5  rDev -1.2%

akang, Sep 15, 2013
Lips Of Faith - Le Terroir from New Belgium Brewing
96 out of 100 based on 1,776 ratings.